Makray Memorial Golf Club

1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Makray Memorial Golf Club

Makray Memorial Golf Club is a banquet hall hosting weddings for couples in the greater Rockford and Chicago, Illinois areas. This classic venue features a stone clubhouse draped in lush ivy and sitting upon a property of fresh green grasses. Sitting approximately an hour outside of Rockford in Barrington, Illinois, this venue offers an escape from the busy city atmosphere.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples' guest lists can include up to 240 guests at the Makray Memorial Golf Club. A stunning outdoor ceremony takes place on the lawn of the venue, with white chairs placed on a flat piece of landscape among the course's gently rolling hills. Indoors, a banquet hall with large windows and French doors keeps the space open and airy. As the sun sets, an overhead chandelier lights the room with a romantic and cozy glow.

Services Offered
The staff at this country club make couples feel as welcome and taken care of as possible. They do this by offering the following services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Chairs
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Valet


Other Services
This venue hosts bridal showers and engagement parties for couples as well, in addition to ceremonies and receptions.

History
This golf course began in 1962, founded by Paul Makray Sr. and called Thunderbird. He wanted to create an inclusive space for families without the hassle of membership. The course and clubhouse were remodeled in 2002 and eventually became the Makray Memorial Golf Club.

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75 Reviews for Makray Memorial Golf Club

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Becky Berels · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Couldn't be happier!

    I wish I could give more than 5 stars because Leeza, Laurie, and the rest of the staff at Makray definitely deserve it! From the first time we contacted them during our venue search and even after our wedding, they were warm, inviting, knowledgeable, accommodating, and responsive. And the list of wonderful adjectives I could use to describe them goes on! Even though we were out of town, scheduling meetings, including our tasting, was a breeze. They had wonderful recommendations for other vendors, and made it easy for us to make all of the little decisions we needed to make to bring everything together. In short, they took away quite a bit of the stress that comes with planning a wedding--especially from a few states away!

    And the venue itself is GORGEOUS! Aside from the outside of building itself and the beautiful ivy growing on the walls, he ballroom has an amazing view of the golf course, as well as a cute veranda where guests can mill about during the cocktail hour and reception.

    Finally, to the most important part: the food! I cannot overstate how AMAZING the food was. All of our guests were raving about everything. Appetizers, soup, salad, entree--you name it, we received compliments on it!

    I could go on and on, but I'll end with this: Leeza, Laurie, and everyone else at Makray, we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us, and for how memorable you made our special day! You are all truly wonderful and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to meet you all :)

    Sent on 10/25/2019
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    Jessica Brown · Married on 08/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
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    So happy with Makray

    We had a great experience working with Makray for our August 2019 wedding. We had both our ceremony and reception at the location and chose to have an indoor morning wedding. We chose this venue because of how beautiful and affordable it was. They also provided a lot of services in house (including catering and a day of wedding coordinator). For the services they did not provide, they have partnerships with a lot of great local vendors that are also affordable and good quality. Laurie H. was amazing and worked with us from start to finish in the planning process. She was very personable and professional and helped us see all of our options. Everything was very customizable, which we appreciated since we had a specific budget in mind for our wedding. Audrea M. was also amazing to work with and she did a wonderful job organizing the details of the event. Overall we had a great experience and so much fun. We felt so supported by the Makray team throughout our planning process and our actual wedding day. I would recommend this venue to any of my friends for ceremony and/or reception.

    Sent on 11/01/2019

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Makray Memorial Golf Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1,250.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    240
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Country/Golf Club
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Peter Wynn Thompson Photography Wedding Photographers

    I love working at Makray. Wonderful staff and a beautiful location to shoot in the Northwest suburbs. The clubhouse and course are an amazing backdrop for photographs. If you're planning on getting married in the NW burbs, this should definitely be on your list.

  • Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

    We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.

  • AGS Event Creations Wedding Florists

    I had a privilege to design a wedding at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. I was very impressed with this facility. As a vendor they are fantastic to work with. Every one was extremely nice and helpful to our team. Also, the grounds of this venue are amazing. Thank You for being a fantastic vendor to work with!

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  • 1010 S. Northwest Highway Barrington, 60010 See on map
    847-380-4591 (Phone number)
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